|"Another unique aesthetic attribute of South Beach is the presence of several colorful and unique stands used by South Beach's lifeguards. After Hurricane Andrew, Architect William Lane donated his design services to the city and added new stops on design tours in the form of lifeguard towers. His towers instantly became symbols of the revived City of Miami Beach." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Beach|
There are dozens of outside cafes and restaurants - most with some type of heating - welcome on a day like this one!
We came across the filming of a fashion show - so I turned "fashion photographer" for a bit - and it was a lot of fun!
Heading across the street, we began to look for a spot to grab a meal before we headed home.
Big drinks and cigars are the name of the game here!
Oh, and entertainment!
We finally sat down to eat at the Carlyle Cafe, one of the many sidewalk restaurants along Ocean Drive. Bruce and I split a dish called Sapori Di Mare, meaning "flavors of the sea", an accurate description! Our dish consisted of a split lobster, mussels, clams, shrimp and calamari. All of this was served on pasta in a red sauce. It was a messy dish - to be sure, but very good. Being the huge seafood fan that I am, I was surprised that my favorite part of it was the pasta. I'm sure that it was handmade - and just delectable in the fishy sauce.
A fun day!